Saturday, 15 September 2012

Arabic 'flamingo' look

Hey blog followers!

So yesterday I wanted to create a really dark smokey dramatic eye makeup look. I wanted to do a traditional Pakistani bridal look, but lately I have been inspired by all these Arabic makeup pictures so decided to go for that instead.
Revlon colour stay foundation
Illamasqua rich liquid foundation
Illamasqua concealor (underneath eyes)
Collections 2000 lasting perfection concealor (blemishes)
Sleek storm palette (brown for brows, black for eyes,)
Sleek Ultra matt brights palette (hot pink colour & purple, white for brow highlight)
Mac MSF in star wonder (cheeks)
Illamasqua Intrigue blush (inner & outer corner of eyes & sheer face highlight)
Illamasqua drench lipstick
Maybelline gel liner (upper and lower lashline)
I wanted a really dark smokey look with a pop of colour- so I chose black and hot pink. These colours went beautifully together although I should warn you this look takes a lot of blending! But with the help of my Illamasqua blending brush 1 this was no problem.

I also did a creative liner at the bottom by using a flat brush to get a really sharp angle at both ends and then used a pointed brush to perfect the shape. I used a matt white powder at the beginning and ends of my eyes and a lighter concealor underneath my eyes to really enhance the liner.

For this look I wasn't sure if I should do nude or bright lips. I thought because it was such a dramatic makeup look I tried out Illamasqua lipstick in drench- a deep raspberry pink. It really tied everything together!

For the cheeks seeing as everything was so matt, I applied Mac skinfinish in star wonder on my cheeks to give a nice pink glow and add luminosity to the look. I then took Illamasqua intrigue blush (matt white) and sheerly applied this on the tops of my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my chin and middle of my forehead as a highlight.

I guess this look would be perfect for that Arabic bridal makeup! Nevertheless, I loved trying this look out and think it would look lovely to a party, wedding or special occasion. I even think this look would look great with the pink substituted for a bronze or gold or any colour really!

What do you all think? Would you wear this look? Leave your thoughts in the comments below

Love Always 




  1. Love it, keep up the work babe! x

  2. I love it sanna, looks amazing :)
    Russia x

  3. Wowowowowowowowowowowowowowowo. Loveyou!xxx

  4. You did an amazing job! The precision is so good :)


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